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Become a Creative Lab Mentor for teens in NYC with Free Arts NYC!

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  • 6 people are interested

Free Arts NYC empowers youth from underserved communities through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence, and skills to succeed.

With support from dedicated mentors, Creative Lab supports high school students in NYC turn their creativity into a career path.

From November to June, pairs meet for 1:1 sessions and group workshops. Mentors provided support with resume and cover letter writing, internship applications, completion of a career focused research project, exploration of creative interests, and creative career preparedness.

Mentor Responsibilities:

  • November 2024-June 2025
  • Commitment to the program and to mentorship
  • Occasional group workshops over the course of the program (Saturdays - Hybrid format)
  • At least one individual meeting with your mentee per month, for at least one hour
  • Maintaincommunicationwithyourmentee throughout the program outside of these meetings (email, phone, texting, etc.)
  • Complete online surveys
  • Help teens explore their career interests, build their professional and visual literacy skills, and grow their networks

Mentor Applicant Requirements:

  • Availability on occasional weekends for group workshops and events
  • Living in or close to NYC/available to come into NYC for occasional workshops and meetings
  • Experience/enthusiasmforworkingwith teens (9th-12th graders)
  • Interest in and ability to support career readiness skills and visual literacy skills
  • Fine Arts background or familiarity preferred

Application Process:

  1. Submit an online application by August 31, 2024!
  2. Interview with a Free Arts team member
  3. Attend our Program Trainings in September and October
  4. Pass fingerprint & background check through IdentoGo
  5. Attend our program Kick-Off in November

Free Arts Provides:

  • Dedicated support through periodic check-ins or as needed
  • Youth Development and Program Logistics trainings
  • Facilitated group workshops and career readiness curriculum
  • Annual volunteer appreciation events and access to ticketed events and other art opportunities throughout NYC!

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About Free Arts NYC


1431 Broadway - 8th Floor, New York, NY 10018, US

Mission Statement

Free Arts NYC provides under-served children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential.


Free Arts NYC empowers underserved youth through arts and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence, and skills to succeed. The organization is dedicated to leveling the playing field by providing access to high-quality, positive mentorship, grounded in transformative programming.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


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1431 Broadway, 8th FloorNew York, NY 10018



  • Visual Arts
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Curating
  • Drawing
  • Painting




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 23
  • Orientation or Training
  • One to two times monthly with additional, occasional workshops and trainings.

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